Wanted: Foster carers for four legged friends

The Dogs’ Refuge Home urgently needs foster carers for several of the dogs in its care and is urging local animal lovers to register their interest if they are experienced with dogs and would be willing to offer a temporary home to a four-legged friend.

Robyn Slater, General Manager of the Dogs’ Refuge Home, says the refuge is desperate to find foster homes where there are currently no other pets in the household, or young children.

“We are calling for people who have some experience with dogs and would like to become a temporary foster carer to come forward,” says Ms Slater. 

“Perhaps these people may be retired or FIFO workers, and do not want to commit to adopting a new dog but would still like the companionship of a canine friend for short periods, or perhaps for whatever reason they are unable to have a dog permanently.

“Dogs that need fostering may be older or may need ongoing veterinary treatment which would be better administered in a home environment. 

“We are also looking to foster out a number of large dogs that are stressed in the kennel environment and need the special TLC that a foster carer would be able to provide.  We think they would be particularly suitable for FIFO workers, and so we would particularly welcome applications from animal lovers on FIFO rosters.” 

To become a foster carer, people need to have some experience with dogs and must first register with the Home. In return, the Home will meet all the food and veterinary expenses that the foster dog requires. For further details, please fill out a foster care application at  www.dogshome.org.au/foster-carer-application/ or email foster@dogshome.org.au 

The Dogs’ Refuge Home is a registered charity that is almost entirely self funded and relies totally on community support to fund its operations.  The Refuge has a pro-life policy and does not euthanase any healthy, re-homable animal in its care.